Mayor James Thompson Robbed At Gunpoint

SUGAR LAND, Texas — Sugar Land’s mayor is the latest victim of a driveway robbery in his city, KPRC Local 2 reported.

Sugar Land police said the robbery happened at Mayor James Thompson’s home on Hodges Bend Circle at about 8 p.m. Tuesday. He had just returned home from a City Council meeting.Thompson said he was confronted when he went to get something out of the back seat of his car.”I felt a tap on my back shoulder and I turned around and I had a gentleman standing there with a pistol in my face,” Thompson said. “He demanded money. I asked him to please calm down and he told me he was going to shoot me if I kept turning around and looking at him.”Thompson said the robber ordered him to climb underneath his car.”I went around to the back of the car and I slid underneath the car. I heard him running away. I immediately got out from underneath the car, went in the house and called 911.”The man got away with about $80 cash and Thompson’s cellular phone and other belongings. Thompson said he was able to keep his credit cards.Thompson said he didn’t get a good look at the robbery, but investigators said it may be connected to another driveway robbery last week.On Nov. 11, a man was robbed at gunpoint in his driveway in the Meadow Lakes subdivision. A composite sketch of the robbery suspect was released in that crime.

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